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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word (.docx) document file format.
  • To ensure blind review, the identity of the authors are separated from the article. Write the authors' name, emails, affiliations in the article metadata.
  • Provide the URLs for the references in the available area during submission.
  • Full paper should be written between 6-20 pages, 1.5 spaced, Calibri 11; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

  1. Language: The paper should be written in English (US).
  2. Blind Review and Anonymity: Exclude any information that may reveal the authors' identities (names, affiliations, emails) from the main paper. Instead, provide such details in the "List of Contributors" section on the "Submission and Publication Metadata" page.
  3. Full Paper Format: The full paper should be 6 to 20 pages or contain 3000 to 7000 words. Use 1.5 line spacing, Calibri 11 for the body, and Calibri 12 for subtitles, and save it in the newest MS Word format (.docx).
  4. Page Layout: Set top and bottom margins to 1.18" (3cm), left margin to 1.38" (3.5cm), and right margin to 1.18" (3cm).
  5. Paper Size: Use A4 paper size (8.27" x 11.69" or 210cm x 297cm).
  6. Title: Write the title in Calibri 14, Bold, and use it as Outline Level 1.
  7. Abstract: Provide a 250-word abstract in Calibri 10, italicized, single-spaced, and write the necessary keywords in the designated fields.
  8. Paragraph Formatting:
    • Indentation: Use a first-line indentation of 0.5cm or 0.2".
    • Alignment: Justify the paragraphs.
    • Spacing: Maintain at least 1.5 lines of spacing between paragraphs with the same style. Add 0 points of spacing before and 6 points of spacing after each line for paragraphs with different styles.
  9. Tables: Place the table caption BEFORE the table in Calibri 10, 1.5 spaced, italicized, and center it on the page.
  10. Figures and Diagrams: Place the caption AFTER the figure or diagram in Calibri 10, 1.5 spaced, italicized, and center it on the page. Save figures and drawings in either .png or .jpeg format.
  11. References: Include a well-supported and credible list of references in a single space, following the newest APA style. Aim to incorporate 30-50 or more references, with a significant portion published within the last 5 years to reflect the current state of knowledge. Emphasize state-of-the-art references to showcase the latest research and developments in your field. Ensure that at least 50% or more of your references consist of primary sources (original research articles) to demonstrate engagement with the primary research in the field. Format your references using MS Word referencing tool or reference management software such as: 
  12. Manuscript Template: Use the provided template to write your full paper. You can download the template from the following links: 
  13. Use the Provided Styles in the Template: Tailor the reference list and paper format by using the styles provided by the journal template.

By following these guidelines and using the provided template, your journal article will have a well-supported, up-to-date, and credible list of references. We look forward to receiving your valuable contribution to our journal. If you have any further inquiries, please don't hesitate to contact us.


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